”…Provides valuable food for thought about the role of religion in American society.” - Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
With unprecedented access, HAIL SATAN? traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. Led by their enigmatic leader Lucien Greaves, the organization uses Satanism as a platform to promote free speech, social justice, and the separation of church and state in America.
By delving into The Satanic Temple’s provocative use of irony, satire, and activism, the film explores the question on everyone’s mind: are they really Satanists? Patriots? Both?
An official selection at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival from director Penny Lanes (NUTS!), HAIL SATAN? is a funny, thought-provoking documentary about our country’s often hypocritical relationship with organized religion.